Movie Nights Across Canada launched Tuesday evening, November 1, in conjunction with Canada 150 celebrations. The year-long event will bring premiere screenings of homegrown feature films on a cross-country tour.
The event was held in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre, showcasing director Don McKellar’s film, Two Lovers and a Bear.
“Seen arriving on the red carpet were Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly, with her movie star-good looks, and the film’s director, Kim Nguyen, and producer, Roger Frappier. Attendees included Parliamentarians, sponsors, film industry types and members of Canada’s culturati. Two Lovers and a Bear stars Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany and American actor Dane DeHaan, as well as legendary thespian Gordon Pinsent as the voice of the talking polar bear. The screening was the latest in a popular series of Movie Nights on the Hill aimed at showcasing Canadian cinema. Past films have included Monsieur Lazhar, Barney’s Version, The Grand Seduction and Room.”
Source: Ottawa Citizen
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